Advocacy Blog

  • How the U.S. and Brazil Could Accelerate the Space Race

    by David Logsdon | Nov 28, 2018
    The U.S. and Brazil are working to build a bilateral space partnership to put satellites in orbit as efficiently as possible – with the help of the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council.
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  • How Technology Advocacy Can Impact Your Business

    by Lana Sansur | Nov 27, 2018
    Keeping policy makers informed and educated keeps the technology industry agile. So, we sat down with Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president of public advocacy at CompTIA, to learn what the advocacy arm at CompTIA is doing to support the business of technology – specifically promoting an environment that supports free and open competition, advocating for a highly skilled and technical workforce, and encouraging collaboration and cooperation.
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  • CompTIA Travels to China for Industry Meetings on Trade Talks

    by Stefanie Holland | Nov 26, 2018
    The political and economic leaders in China want to create a truly self-sufficient global power. While China is clearly an international player, leaders there want to keep a firm grip on business practices inside their borders. Bottom line is that China remains a country run by a strong communist party and that shows no signs of changing even as they expand their influence wider and deeper internationally.
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  • What’s Important to a State CIO?

    by Roger Hughlett | Nov 13, 2018
    CompTIA, Grant Thornton and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) surveyed Chief Information Officers from all 50 states in the U.S. each year, and we learn a little bit more about how they approach their jobs – from dealing with elected officials to what IT projects they most want to launch in their respective states.
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  • What the Midterm Elections Mean For Tech

    by Kevin Callahan | Oct 30, 2018
    Political experts joined CompTIA at the annual Tech Summit to discuss the 2018 Elections and what the technology industry should be watching Nov. 6.
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  • Protecting National Infrastructure Vital to Business

    by CompTIA Advocacy | Oct 29, 2018
    CompTIA members are on the front lines of securing the nation’s infrastructure, and they are committed to working with the government on federal, state and local levels to ensure the most innovative cybersecurity solutions are developed and delivered to keep our nation safe.
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  • Silicon Valley Tech Investor Connects Innovation with Regulation at CompTIA Tech Summit

    by Roger Hughlett | Oct 23, 2018
    J.C. Raby, Co-Founder and partner of Boston Meridian Partners, one of the leading venture capital firms in the media and technology sectors, chatted with Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President of Advocacy for CompTIA.
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  • Innovation: Where Does It Come from? Steven Johnson Inspires Tech Summit

    by Roger Hughlett | Oct 23, 2018
    Steven Johnson, a best-selling author and the host of a national television show, is at his core a masterful storyteller. He’s also keenly focused on the future while digging up incredibly interesting stories from history and then gleans valuable lessons for us all.
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  • Where Policy Meets Innovation: Six Big Ideas from CompTIA’s Tech Summit

    by Roger Hughlett | Oct 22, 2018
    CompTIA members and tech leaders from around the country came together for two days of dynamic panel discussions, engaging speeches and productive meetings.Experts and speakers covered everything from the long- and short-term impact of digital privacy laws to the vital and historic role coffeehouses played in changing the world. Here are six big ideas shared at the Tech Summit from some of the most forward-thinking leaders in the industry.
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  • Building Corporate Culture Around Cybersecurity

    by Elizabeth Hyman | Oct 15, 2018
    Creating a corporate culture that places significant emphasis on cybersecurity is vita in today's business world.
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  • Cyber Workforce Crisis and How to Solve It

    by CompTIA Advocacy Staff | Oct 08, 2018
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  • CompTIA Joins Industry, Government to Promote Cyber Security

    by CompTIA Advocacy | Oct 04, 2018
    Our homes, just like our businesses, are targets for cybercriminals via our wireless networks or careless use of passwords with the countless accounts each household has with TV streaming or cable providers, banks or mortgage companies, retailers and other companies.
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  • CompTIA Members Discuss New Tariffs, Changing Trade Landscape

    by Ken Montgomery | Sep 28, 2018
    CompTIA brought together industry leaders for the 12th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference Sept. 18. In San Diego. The day-long conference, attended by 80 industry trade policy and compliance professionals, focused on trade policy and regulatory updates as well as in-depth discussion on the best practices for compliance. The event was a great success thanks to CompTIA Members.
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  • Tariffs on Tech Will Not Stop Bad Actor: CompTIA Asks U.S. to Remove Vital Technology from New Tariffs

    by Stefanie Holland | Sep 11, 2018
    The Trump Administration’s escalating trade war with China is hurting the information technology sector, the American consumer, and the U.S. economy. As the leading voice of the information technology industry, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative asking that a number of important products be removed from the latest list of U.S. products potentially affected by new tariffs.
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  • Looping in Technology in New Governor’s Future Administration

    by Jennifer Saha | Aug 06, 2018
    As the gubernatorial primary winners move into the next phase of the election while considering the needs of the people in their states, CompTIA State & Local Government and Education (SLED) can offer a valuable tech industry resource for their campaign and administration as they map out their policy and administrative priorities.
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  • State Technology Associations Urge Congress to Roll Back Tariffs

    by Stefanie Holland | Aug 02, 2018
    CompTIA along with the Technology Councils of North America and the State Tech Council Alliance Partners urged Congressional leaders on August 2 to roll back the tariffs placed on imported goods from China before they cause any more harm to our economy and U.S. competitiveness around the world.
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  • Blockchain at the State and Local Level

    by Jennifer Saha | Aug 01, 2018
    CompTIA’s SLED Council gathered in Boston, Massachusetts last week to hear from a number of initiatives taking place within the state. A highlight of the SLED Summit was a panel discussing CompTIA’s Blockchain Guide: Harnessing the Blockchain Revolution: CompTIA’s Practical Guide for the Public Sector.
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  • CompTIA Advocacy Hosts Congressional Blockchain Panel with Congressman David Schweikert

    by Claudia Hurowitz and Lana Sansur | Jul 25, 2018
    CompTIA Advocacy hosted a panel session on Capitol Hill titled ‘Harnessing the Blockchain Revolution.’ As opportunities are growing, it is crucial to demystify blockchain technology and provide information and tools to fully evaluate whether blockchain might be the solution to support essential government and public sector functions in an efficient, secure and transparent way.
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  • CompTIA Space Enterprise Council and the Federation of Industries of the State of Paulo “FIESP” Sign Landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    by CompTIA | Jul 03, 2018
    CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that its Space Enterprise Council (SEC) and the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo “FIESP” signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the express purpose of promoting the advancement of space cooperation between the United States and Brazil.
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  • CompTIA Hosts Trade Talk on Tech Services; Government and Private Sector Leaders Discuss State of Play and Priorities

    by Stefanie Holland | Jun 27, 2018
    On June 21, CompTIA Advocacy hosted a well-attended event on Capitol Hill to discuss technology services and the policies that shape tech services globally. The event was supported by the Coalition of Service Industries and Women in International Trade.
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